Corona crisis: information for international students


Admission of international students (Admissions office)

Advisor for international students (International Office)

Katja Kaboth-Larsen

+49 (0)441 798-4783

Availability by phone
Tuesday 10–12.30 am and 14.30–16.30 pm
Thursday 10–12.30 am

Online office hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10–11 in our virtual meeting room (BigBlueButton)

Our team of tutors offers help and support with all general questions and about life in Oldenburg. The tutor team can be reached at

our facebook group International Students in Oldenburg

International degree students

Do you want to study with us at the University of Oldenburg? Join our student community with over 1000 international students from more than 110 countries and all continents.

As international students of our university, you automatically benefit from INSTEP, our initiation phase for international students. We support you even before classes begin – and you can continue to count on us for your academic success throughout your first two semesters.

1. What can I study at the University of Oldenburg?

The university offers a wide range of degree programmes, including programmes taught in English.

Degree programmes

International degree programmes

2. What language requirements do I need to fulfil?

Depending on the degree programme, you will have to meet different language requirements.

Language requirements

3. How can I apply at the University of Oldenburg?

If you have an international university entrance qualification ("HZB"), most applications are handled by  the service organisation "uni-assist e.V.", which cooperates with our admissions office:

Application for international applicants

4. How do I organise my stay in Oldenburg?

5. Find out about fees, tuition, and scholarships

The University of Oldenburg is a state financed institution, and most courses of study do not require tuition fees. However, all students do have to pay a semester contribution (semester fee), among other things for the semester ticket.

Finances: tuition, costs, scholarships

6. Find out about preparatory German courses

We offer preparatory German courses for applicants with the aim of obtaining the DSH certificate (German language examination for university entrance).

Preparatory German courses

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